Airedale & Wharfedale Lines (Shipley Triangle)

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The Airedale & Wharfedale Lines between Leeds, Ilkley, Bradford Forster Square and Skipton, including the busy Shipley triangle.

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Shipley station is one of only two remaining triangle stations in the UK. Situated on the junction of the busy Airedale and Wharfedale commuter lines, east of Leeds, the station has 5 platforms to serve all three directions.

Included are the Wharfedale Line to Ilkley, the Airedale Line to Skipton, and the branch from Shipley to Bradford Forster Square. These lines are operated by Northern, with an intensive local commuter service all day. Additionally, LNER provide some long distance services in the peaks between London King’s Cross and Skipton / Bradford Forster Square.

The timetable represents a weekday in September 2023, with the off peak services including:
– 2tph Leeds to Ilkley (NT)
– 2tph Leeds to Bradford Forster Square (NT)
– 2tph Leeds to Skipton (NT)
– 1tph Bradford Forster Square to Ilkley (NT)
– 1tph Bradford Forster Square to Skipton (NT)
– 1tph Leeds to Morecambe/Carlisle (alternating) (NT)

Some operational tips can be found in the included documentation.

2 reviews for Airedale & Wharfedale Lines (Shipley Triangle)

  1. PaulMidd

    I’m enjoying it – my neck of the woods. However, I think points next to Bfd F.S. 1 and 2 need to be bi-directional.

  2. Lucas

    I like it becaue there is good time between trains

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